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the. many questions but no. information. delegation looking into u.s. spying in europe comes away empty handed turn into america's surveillance carries on. just about as laughable as wall street banks regulating themselves. after all torture and abuse accusations piling up on one person as officials inside the camp try to convince our own crew that the inmates are absolutely fine that story just ahead for you. but secret deal to water down. the back of brussels.
and the industrial giants. welcome to the program here on our. headlines for this hour. live in moscow why do you spy an e.u. delegation has met america's intelligence officials face to face to hear their firsthand explanations that the national security agency of the u.s. was apparently not only tapping the phone calls of tens of millions of europeans but also intercepting the calls of world leaders as well but the missions members were clearly disappointed by the response they got as. reports on this from washington. the e.u. delegation came to get answers from the n.s.a. and they got nothing keith alexander told members of the e.u.
delegation that they are not spying on european citizens on a massive scale obviously there is no way of checking it up with some members of that delegation says this is rather trying to get some information. don't clarify. the situation. we are lies the master of violence cannot be based on the question against the terrorists and of course in order to do do you have information about a telephone or fungal or medical it cannot be justified in the fight against terrorism here the figures we have seen the europeans have helped him to collect information about other regions of afghanistan yemen and so on not overall. figures. germs in germ need to get into the fridge if you germany to observe would have done them. yet so keep alexander told them whatever intelligence european
agencies are sharing with the n.s.a. is from war zones again no way of checking any of that so was that just a symbolic gesture on the part of the e.u. delegation to ask those questions well they definitely need to show european citizens that their representatives are not completely new so they came to washington expressed a reserved indignation quite reserved and agreed to cooperate further we've seen it before. you can write down now a special intelligence committee launched a review into u.s. surveillance activities overseas and may even try to restrict them although this is something the n.s.a. chief is trying very hard to prevent have a listen to this it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings. it is to give up a program that would result in this nation be in attacked this out of two shows there's little chance the u.s. will give up its wiretapping so says american geo political analyst eric draitser
here to entrust the scene bureaucrats like clapper and others who have been caught lying publicly on the record to congress and to other policymakers and officials about the nature of these programs about what the united states is doing about its very operations in the most public sense of the word and so we are to intrust these people with some kind of an internal review it is laughable it is just about as laughable as wall street banks regulating themselves. and many more details on the techniques that the n.s.a. using it's being revealed now report in the washington post so as the agency has been simply harvesting huge amounts of data from google and yahoo by breaking into their communications link database now this leak sketch from an internal presentation shows how the n.s.a. intercepts google traffic by tapping into the company's data cables millions of records are collected in this way on a daily basis it's all part of
a program code named muscular but then the right here is you can see the n.s.a. engineers that seem to enjoy what they're doing if that smiley face is anything to go by and you get have more impressions on what these doodles mean are going to want to call. in the program here on our t.v. no matter how hard the u.s. government's working on mending the shattered image of guantanamo bay prison the flow of criticism continues to shower down on the facility a new report by a u.s. based human rights group has found quote systematic violations at the site and is calling for an immediate closure of the facility so i want to use an associate actually went to guantanamo bio self to see what it's like from deep inside the walls of the infamous prison camp here's her report. every morning at eight am the u.s. national anthem erupts across the base that holds america's most scandalous prison no one likes to be spit on no one wants to have their own on torture hunger strikes
and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two and they're human beings after all they're there's no reason to expect that they enjoy being here you know we pretend otherwise prisoners held indefinitely in the name of the never ending war on terror whether they're innocent or guilty is not our job right now we have the court system determined that in just over a decade a total of seven hundred seventy nine prisoners the majority released without charges today one hundred sixty four remain over half of them cleared for release but still kept locked up. on the other side of the barbed wire. life is a blast. furnace and water and it's nice there's nothing really bad about here just like any common american town now is awfully scared to come here but i mean it's absolutely a beautiful place and you get around other stuff getting around the other stuff is
not hard a lot of what goes on here is kept under a thick veil of denial and secrecy camp delta house as a hospital and library and this is also the place where patients are force fed and even though the hunger strike is largely and officially said to be over we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today a tube is passed down through a person's nostril and pushed all the way down to their stomach before it's passed down the nose we lubricate it and we give the patient a choice that they want to have. which is agent it will numb the area or if they want olive oil to lubricate the tube. most of our patients have been using all of the will. in fact some of our patients are so. used to this they will describe which nostril they want this while major world medical bodies are in agreement that force feeding is not ethical and should
not be practiced the force feeding them i've got my clients of experience to guantanamo they've certainly described it as torture the restraint chair that they're strapped into they actually call the torture chair an arabic force feeding takes up to forty five minutes and is performed twice a day the patients that had the civilian world have said it feel strange i've never heard insisting on. i have not heard that good move fishes are beyond nonchalant about the highly criticized practice you might feel differently from the way i might feel uncomfortable has been the most of it i have heard but they don't even believe in what they're saying anymore because they know it sounds stupid i volunteer that the procedure be demonstrated on me requesting the prisoners who've not met one another and speak different languages keep saying the same thing that we were tortured used. to the chair legs to the ground. strap across and they forced in a tube into our noses never in thirteen years have detainees been allowed to speak
directly to a journalist while remaining at get most only leaking statements through lawyers they would love nothing more than to sit down with journalists and just tell them you know about their daily lives but communicating seems to only occur here if someone was it a point where maybe they had been verbalizing a lot of hopelessness we were immediately intervening and trying to assist that person to make sure that there wasn't any thoughts of maybe wanting to harm themselves or in their lives with charts like these often used to pinpoint patients despair you asked them how do you feel right now and they'll be able to point to it we have not had a patient in this area. thank heavens meanwhile six suicides and dozens of suicide attempts have taken place at the detention facility we haven't seen any autopsies the u.s. government hasn't released any formal reports or findings we're now inside two active camps at guantanamo camp five single cells where the so-called less
compliant detainees are held camp number six is one filled with communal cells when officials deem the detainees to be better there will be boarded by being allowed to live in groups while detainees are kept away from us what we witness are clean empty prison cells with cozy pajamas colgate toothpaste and maximum security shampoos paraded in front of journalists as proof everything is so much better here than any silly horror stories we all have heard. from tony mowbray cuba. and yet another scandal but back to prison last week james lawyer of one of the men accused of aiding the nine eleven attacks he claims his client now suffers from major health problems after being tortured by the cia he took a moment to speak to us here at. immediately upon being transferred to guantanamo bay mr abu cheek went to the medical staff and complained that he had suffered a head injury while in cia custody nothing was done to follow up on that there's no
investigation into someplace else told military commissions there's no investigation into the possibility of a federal civilian court there are still a significant number of people who are on hunger strike of guantanamo bay who are being force fed and sometimes hospitalized the most important question is the silencing of the defendants that they can't tell anyone whether that's the un special rapporteur on torture or members of congress and their staff who are investigating the issue they can't tell anyone about what happened to them in cia custody that's what we're challenging because if we can break the silence on that question there could be real movement on guantanamo bay. a lot of news still to come your way this hour including that of bye-bye bailout. the number one priority would be to make a decision that is based on what is the best and most european sustainable exists for people for economy and the head of the irish government and kenny talking to watty about becoming the country to turn around the financial book. of the syrian
and it's all drawing accusations of. cynical disregard for the public good this report. with friends like these who needs enemies david cameron for all his faults we negotiate with the e.u. the need it all together and germany. holds the entire project together and yet these two countries that are reportedly cutting a secret deal to protect the main industry again e.u. regulation it's a tit for tat thing britain is proposing to support germany's to delay the introduction of a tax on carbon dioxide emissions which will harm b.m.w. mercedes and and in return in seeking germany's help to protect the banking sector from the ways of brussels regulations the proposed deal may also include germany's
help to a cap on bankers' bonuses something the tory policies controversy take against the tide of public opinion but it's not just germany and britain practically every member has something to complain about belgian. pricing policies spain is unhappy with fishing reforms others criticised sky high budget contributions red tape and bailouts whether it's contributing to them or punishing economic regimes to receiving them all combined to undermine the project but now that two of the union's most powerful members appear to be commuting to defy the rules of the organization it looks like dissatisfaction has hit a whole new level. in the program i spoke to the director of austrian economics she believes the european system it's fake. it could
be definitely the beginning of a trend because brussels again has grown too far if we just look at how many regulations called as memoir under a directive sco out every month by brussels and they harm the national economy is they harm the national competitiveness one size fits all politics that have been tried to pursue do not work we have seen this during the so-called financial crisis the euro crisis obviously it does not american this is what we see now it finally becomes clear that this big picture of big brussels definitely hurts the national interests and as various the e.u. countries because among themselves there are actually some signs of economic hope the irish government has said it will soon leave the bailout program forced upon it when it came close to bankruptcy and it was a five years ago and i worlds apart presenter aunties oksana boyko actually caught
up with ireland's prime minister enda kenny says the terms of the exit they worked out by political leaders not those who run the banks like that of the european central bank. officials might have a few political leaders have got to decide in the interests of you are just a decision that was made it's very clear referred to in all of the meeting since. we walked off the premises and i'll start this we will be the first eurozone country to exist below the number one priority would be to make a decision that is based on what is the best and most european sustainable exist for people for economy was forced entry having to deal with the scale of borrowing to support to recapitalize banks and not have the facilities that are available from the european perspective that we have negotiated with our colleagues like thank you union supervision and new regulations and the possibility of recapitalization. so what does it take for the average person to survive today's economic rat race you can find out some rather unconventional methods with max
keiser. no six other one thing you can do to keep it in the same place said the red queen to alice it takes all the printing you can do to keep in the same place said the banks are to bernanke it takes all the working you can do to keep in the same place said the neo feudal fax to the chumps we have to work for a living but i say not only does it take all the running printing and working but it also takes all the bombing stealing and defrauding spying lying and dying shaking breaking and taking to stay in the same frickin place isn't that right stacy. i must causes a bit later in the day here on r t for now though to washington we go where the iraqi prime minister has asked the u.s. to bring its board of muscle back to his country to tackle the snowballing violence more than four hundred people have been killed in iraq just this month alone my colleague bill daughter spoke with karen kids at a coffee she was in the u.s.
air force she believes are bringing any more weapons to iraq is not going to help. airpower is not the solution to the kind of sectarian strife that you're seeing in the urban areas. all it's going to do is what it's done for twenty years it's going to destroy buildings and people pollute the environment it doesn't work very well and you mention collateral damage well that's the rule that's kind of the rule when we use air power we expect and we get plenty of collateral damage and you can't you can't really make up for that by saying i'm sorry but you said only pointing the finger of blame at the political system that the prime minister there but just how much is the u.s. responsible for the situation now in the wrong oh my goodness i mean you know twenty years you know nine hundred ninety nine hundred ninety one we've been the bombing the dozen years of vinyl between then a second invasion then we put in place puppets who marquis amazingly is still there one of the guys we've been working with for a decade these people do not have the credibility that they would need to be true
leaders political leaders of a unified iraq and they're facing problems that are well beyond their capabilities . zooming in on cairo right now. where students in support of the former president morsi sparked protests at the university that's in cairo happened on wednesday demonstrators smashed windows threw chairs sprayed graffiti on the walls insulting the current military backed regime security forces did have to storm the campus off the stuff or question their intervention. government forces have taken control of the main base of the m twenty three militia in the democratic republic of congo since the rebels seized a large part of eastern congo at least eight hundred thousand people have been made homeless by the rebels leader was reported to have crossed into uganda to sign a peace deal this comes after talks collapsed last weekend just led to very intense
fighting. the bodies of eighty seven migrants who had been travelling from algeria have been found in the desert and they died from dehydration in their vehicles broke down close to the border and more than half of the victims were children part of a group that did manage to make it back and inform rescuers every year thousands across this part of the sahara to reach the north african coast and then travel illegally into europe. all of syria's listed chemical weapon production equipment has now been destroyed according to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and the international watchdog overseeing the operation of fighting on the ground prevented experts from reaching two out of the twenty three chemical weapons sites they were supposed to check however they say equipment from those places had been removed and dismantled a bit. in the meantime there were amnesty international says hundreds of syrians trying to flee the civil war to jordan are being turned back at the border
of the organization has called on the world to help jordan cope with the influx of refugees over two million people have already fled syria but about twice that number have been displaced inside the country and as those who often their plight gets overlooked artie's paula slayer went to meet one such family too high but mark live is a refugee in her own country forced from her home by civil war she and her daughters are hiding some two hundred kilometers from the village in a three room apartment they share with another family their crime supporting president bashar assad. the terrorists want to kill me they broke into my house to find me they looted everything they kidnapped six members of my family all because they are looking for me a lot has been said about the desperate situation facing refugees who fled across the border to neighboring countries but most of those forced from their homes by the spiraling violence are displaced within syria itself these internally displaced
people remain extremely vulnerable and the numbers continue to swell. and i've been told many times to stop supporting assad and everything will be fine but i won't change my principles and narrow. when we're bullfighters first got hold of through high birth she was eight months pregnant they keep her so badly she lost the baby but she refused to change her politics. i ran away with my children my mother is very dear to me it is now the second age faster all that has passed without me being with her my mother has god by her side he will not abandon her. they are kidnapping young people sixteen year olds and they're cutting them into pieces when asked if she'll give herself up for family sake through high back in fashion pieces no. if i die i want my daughters to continue in the
same way everybody is going to die my mother may die but she wanted their last victim i may die to. syria's death toll stands at more than one hundred thousand with no sign of fighting a beijing for many internal refugees home remains a distant dream for those like it's only their ideals that gives him the strength to carry on policy r.t. damascus syria. or not just on air but online as well twenty four seven always loads of stories on the website including that of a top six burden japanese government plans to take on the cleanup of the fukushima nuclear disaster away from the plant's operator that probably means all the expenses while fall on the shoulders of taxpayers. and vladimir putin tops or rock obama as for the most influential man of the year i'll be at the prayers comes with a liberal dose of ready made dictator cliche so. hard up next here on r t i'm
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and welcome to worlds apart after decades of condemnation and plant destruction chemical weapons seem to be back in use not only as toxic agents but increasingly as agents of influence of a public opinion that's the political hype around the use of chemical weapons how to disarmament well to discuss that i'm now i'm joined by paul walker a program director at green profits national and one of the world's top experts on chemical weapons mr walker thank you very much for your time now the demolition of chemical weapons seems to be a very popular theme you with a war than prize givers recently the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons has just been. awarded the nobel peace prize you are about to receive the so-called i'll turn into a noble prize but i want.